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4500 word essay on the topic of punishment in the context of legal theory.

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4500 word essay on the topic of punishment in the context of legal theory. This essay received a Distinction (81/100) and assess the theoretical aspects of punishment theory a number of famous legal critics. It assesses why people are punished, who determines punishment and argues the importance of judicial discretion and the role it plays in the outcome of punishment.

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Law Social Issues Entertainment Criminal law Ethics Social philosophy Philosophy of law Criminology Crime Justice Sentence Punishment Penology Retributive justice
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Law Social Issues Entertainment Criminal law Ethics Social philosophy Philosophy of law Criminology Crime Justice Sentence Punishment Penology Retributive justice
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The main conflict, in the moral debate of punishment, is the social functions and the ethical justifications of punishment. The different theoretical principles of punishment will be discussed in great detail as well as the conflicting competing arguments of punishment and moral responsibility, as addressed by David Hawkins. The criterion of what merits the correct punishment in terms of proportionality is a continual debate between different theorists and nations at a global scale. Punishment is undoubtedly a topic of perpetual public interest, provoking continuous debates regarding its aims, objectiveness and most importantly its justifications. The historical evolution of punishment, both theoretically and operationally, is evaluated through influential theoretical frameworks and ill...
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